Capt. Joshua Hazen

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Joshua Hazen

Birthplace: Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Place of Burial: Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hazen, III and Ann Hazen (Tenney)
Husband of Mercy Hazen
Father of Wealthy White; Catherine (Hazen) Newton; Abigail Savage (IHazen); Frederick Hazen; Mary Hazen and 6 others
Brother of Abiah Hopson; Thomas Hazen, IV; Capt Asa Hazen; Daniel Hazen; Hezekiah Hazen and 6 others

Occupation: Farmer, Officer, Politican
Managed by: Gwen Louise Tuson
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About Capt. Joshua Hazen

The Hazen family were original proprietors in the town of Hartford, given its grant by the Royal Governor Wentworth of the Colony of New Hampshire. The original Hazen homestead is still owned and occupied by descendants of the Hazen family as is the homestead adjacent to it.

Joshua married his cousin Mercy and they moved to Hartford in about 1776. He was the first of the well-documented Hazen family to move to Vermont. He served in Hartford politics in many capacities over the years, the first being the Committee of Safety. His wife and he had 3 sons and 6 daughters.

Captain Joshua Hazen led his company of men from Hartford and adjacent towns under the command of Col. John Wood's Regiment during the Revolutionary War patrolling the surrounding area in response to alarms. In 1780 was the Brookfield alarm, a response to essentially a false alarm when Indian warriors were traveling north after the Royalton Raid.

Captain Joshua Hazen was a member of the Vermont Constitutional Convention at Windsor, Vermont, held July 2-7, 1777.

-------------------- removed from Woodbury CT to Hartford about 1770 and settled in the northeaster part of the town on a farm given to him by his father. He at once became actively connected with the political and religious interests of the town and in the management of its affairs, both civil and military, he displayed superior executive abilities, discretion, tact and energy. He was especially conspicuous in military life, and during the period of the Revolution he won enviable distinction as an officer of the milita detailed to defend the frontier against the invasions of the French and Indians. His name, with that of other citizens of the town employed in scouting service, building forts, etc. may be found in a History of Hartford relating to events during the Revolution. He represented the town in the Legislature in 1782, 1785-1788, 1790-1791 and 1793. He was with Col Joseph Marsh, county representative to the General Assembly at the three sessions of 1772 and served in the same capacity with Stephen Tilden at the two sessions held in 1784; was one of the selectmen and a justice of the peace for several years; an intelligent, upright, valuable citizen.

Children: - Abigail Hazen (1868-) m Frances W Savage - Susannah Hazen (1777-) m John Clark, Jr - Joshua (1781-) - Wealthy Hazen (1783-1861) - Catherine Hazen (1785-1861) - Eunice Hazen (1788-1876) - Deacon John Durkee Hazen (1790-1846)

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Capt. Joshua Hazen's Timeline

October 19, 1745
Woodbury, Colony of Connecticut, England
Age 24
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
October 25, 1785
Age 40
Hartford, Windsor, VT, USA
June 4, 1789
Age 43
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States
April 19, 1796
Age 50
Hartford, Windsor, Vermont, United States